Greensburg — And our budget funds our priorities:
Our budget proposes an increase in funding for education, including full
and fully funds teacher pensions each of the next two years. As a result,
represents 64 percent of all state expenditures.
In addition, we provide $18 million over two years to ensure that all
have the skills to find a job in today's economy.
And since roads mean jobs, we're investing nearly $347 million in excess
on Indiana's roads, bridges and infrastructure.
Our budget creates a partnership with Indiana's life sciences industry
and our universities,
to spur research and produce high-paying jobs.
And because Indiana is agriculture we envision our state becoming a hub
and agricultural breakthroughs by supporting an Agriculture Innovation
Our budget also ensures that the Indiana Economic Development Corporation
equipped to both attract more business and investment to Indiana and
greater transparency and accountability to the public.
And lastly, our budget keeps faith with those to whom we owe the most.
It was Abraham Lincoln who said we must, "care for him who shall have
battle." But in Indiana, our veterans are hurting, and they need our
Hoosier veterans have an unemployment rate higher than the national
have to do better. We owe these heroes nothing less. Heroes like Big Tim
He got that nickname on the football team at Hagerstown High School,
where he graduated
in 2006. He decided to join the U.S. Army and arrived in Afghanistan on
deployment in 2009. One night in June, driving through a village, their
under attack. An RPG (rocket propelled grenade) exploded on the door,
plating through it, destroying Tim's left leg. Nevertheless, Tim Wysong
to hold the 350-pound door shut until they were able to stop, likely
lives of everyone in the vehicle. He's had close to two dozen surgeries.
recent one was done a year ago in August. Last fall he got married and
did his first